Monday, September 8, 2008

Princeton Premier Registry Scam

I received an email which is listed here in its entirety. As soon as I saw it, I knew it was another scam. Being a thorough Google researcher, found out many had received the same, and it is just like one of those lottery emails we all receive. So, guys and gals, just delete this email if you ever receive one, and don't click on any of those links or pay any money.

Here is the email:

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Subject: Meera Subbarao's Inclusion In Our Global Network

Meera Subbarao

It is my pleasure to inform you that you are being considered for inclusion into the 2008-2009 Princeton Premier Business Leaders and Professionals Honors Edition section of the registry.

The 2008-2009 edition of the registry will include biographies of the world's most accomplished individuals. Recognition of this kind is an honor shared by thousands of executives and professionals throughout the world each year. Inclusion is considered by many as the single highest mark of achievement.

You may access our application form using the following link:

http://princetonpremierbios.addr2.com/url/437460/6b3fde40/

Upon final confirmation, you will be listed among other accomplished individuals in the Princeton Premier Registry.

For accuracy and publication deadlines, please complete your application form and return it to us within five business days. There is no cost to be included in the registry.

If you've already received this email from us, there is no need to respond again. This email serves as our final invitation to potential members who have not yet responded.

On behalf of the Executive Publisher, we wish you continued success.

Sincerely,


Jason Harris

Managing Director
Princeton Premier

193 comments:

  1. Cheers, just got this rubbish so will delete

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  2. I am so glad it helped at least one person. All the worth.

    Thanks, Bev for letting me know.

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  3. thanks...can always count on a fellow blogger to sniff out a scam. just got one of these and now i know better!

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  4. Thanks. I was wondering what I had ever done in my short 2 year career to deserve such a nomination :)

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  5. I have just recieved the same thing, and I googled too. Thanks for the affirmation!

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  6. Just got the email myself, thanks for the warning.

    DELETE

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  7. I've been getting these for about 2 years now. Whilst I have left full time employment with the company where I 1st started receiving them, I still do some consultancy things, so I still have my e-mail address active.
    These guys took to ringing the office up to 6 times a day and were most abusive to staff who would not put their calls through to me.
    Now here's the clanger..........these guys were calling from New York........my office is in Wetherill Park. Where's that I hear you ask? SYDNEY AUSTRALIA! In all they made about 60 calls before I finally took one of their calls and told them to bugger off. They want money to list you in this "quality" publication that goes into the Library of Congress (is there such a place?) and a substantial sum too.
    Just bin this trash........oh and don't take their calls - it must cost them a bomb.

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    1. A copy of all bookx copyrighted in the US go to the LOC.

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  8. Morris - there actually is a Library of Congress in Washington, DC. It's one of the largest collections of manuscripts in the world. That doesn't make this scam any more legit, but they aren't faking the existence of the LOC. You can check it out at www.loc.gov

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  9. I also received a threatening email asking me to remove this post. I am sure they didn't like my post.

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  10. Well, I guess my bubble has been burst. Until I read this, I thought the spam, I mean, e-mail I just received was legit. My moment of fame, of finally having been found, is now over.

    Sob.

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  11. Thanks fellow bloggers - I knew this one had to be a scam. Thanks for confirming this.

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  12. In this world where you can find out information about anything at a click of a button, why would someone send these e-mails out, and think no one would figure out their scam? Of course the initial e-mail says that it wouldn't cost you anything to be included.

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  13. Me too. Amazing how long this goes on. (Canada)

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  14. Right on - thank you for posting. I've been getting these requests with increasing frequency over the years.

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  15. SO WHAT EXACTLY IS THE SCAM? Other than the annoyance of receiving an email, I see no actual scam posted here or in the email. Everything I've seen reads like they are putting together a book similar to the Who's Who books that list accomplished players in various industry and educational environments. The listings are free, but the books cost a bundle. So really--where's the "scam" part?

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  16. I just got the email today. I guess for 2009, Jason now decides to go by Jay Harris.

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  17. Here is the post which I just received today (5 Jan. 2009). Jay or Jason or whoever is beginning his 2009 cycle of solicitations. Beware:

    "It is a privilege to inform you that you are being considered for inclusion into the 2009/2010 Princeton Premier Honors Edition Registry.

    "This recognition is an honor shared by only the most accomplished professionals who have demonstrated excellence within their careers and communities.

    "Inclusion into the Princeton Premier global network is considered a benchmark of achievement. Once accepted, your successes are documented and preserved for all time in the hardcover registry, which is distributed throughout the world.

    "There is no cost to be included in the registry. Simply complete your application form and submit it within five business days to be considered for publication.

    "You may access our application form using the following link:

    http://www.formdesk.com/pgn/form2

    "On behalf of the entire Princeton Premier community, best wishes for continued success.

    Sincerely,

    Jay Harris"

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  18. Thanks for the warning - seems like they are sending this crap out again -

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  19. Hi,

    I was scammed by Princeton Premiere Registry for $878.95 on January 5, 2009. :oops: :cry: Since then I had to cancel my credit card and register with Identity Theft Insurance. However, I was able to track down the offenders to the following websites and addresses using publicly available information on the web.

    Here are the details of the miscreants scammers and their contacts:
    http://www.princetonpremier.com/
    Owned by:
    Princeton Premier
    23-35a steinway st
    astoria, New York 11105
    United States

    Registered through: GoDaddy.com, Inc. (http://www.godaddy.com)
    Domain Name: PRINCETONPREMIER.COM
    Created on: 11-Feb-07
    Expires on: 12-Feb-09
    Last Updated on:

    Administrative Contact:
    nunziato, joseph admin@digitalhighs.com
    http://www.digitalhighs.com
    Princeton Premier
    23-35a steinway st
    astoria, New York 11105
    United States
    7183546893

    Technical Contact:
    nunziato, joseph admin@digitalhighs.com
    Princeton Premier
    23-35a steinway st
    astoria, New York 11105
    United States
    7183546893

    Domain servers in listed order:
    NS1.SECURESERVERDOT.COM
    NS2.SECURESERVERDOT.COM

    Please be careful not to fall for the same scam yourselves.

    Regards,
    Shan

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  20. Hi,

    I was scammed by Princeton Premiere Registry for $878.95 on January 5, 2009. :oops: :cry: Since then I had to cancel my credit card and register with Identity Theft Insurance. However, I was able to track down the offenders to the following websites and addresses using publicly available information on the web.

    Here are the details of the miscreants scammers and their contacts:
    http://www.princetonpremier.com/
    Owned by:
    Princeton Premier
    23-35a steinway st
    astoria, New York 11105
    United States

    Registered through: GoDaddy.com, Inc. (http://www.godaddy.com)
    Domain Name: PRINCETONPREMIER.COM
    Created on: 11-Feb-07
    Expires on: 12-Feb-09
    Last Updated on:

    Administrative Contact:
    nunziato, joseph admin@digitalhighs.com
    http://www.digitalhighs.com
    Princeton Premier
    23-35a steinway st
    astoria, New York 11105
    United States
    7183546893

    Technical Contact:
    nunziato, joseph admin@digitalhighs.com
    Princeton Premier
    23-35a steinway st
    astoria, New York 11105
    United States
    7183546893

    Domain servers in listed order:
    NS1.SECURESERVERDOT.COM
    NS2.SECURESERVERDOT.COM

    Please be careful not to fall for the same scam yourselves.

    Regards,
    Shan

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  21. Our office in Denver, CO (USA) received a fax with this same come-on. Searching on-line for the phone numbers and "publication" I found your blog. THANK you for this string, great information. Our staff are trained now to not just give out info by phone, email or fax. But gullibility lives on, reliably so. Be careful out there! Cheers.

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  22. I got one of this calls today too! FYI, I am in Perth, Western Australia. They actually spent half an hour interviewing me about my career before asking me to pay $849 for a platinum life-long membership.

    The interview made me feel very suspicious and I went on the web and started checking them up, I found your blog. Thank you guys!

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  23. PS Forgot to say that I actually confronted the guy who called me (the name he stated was Michael Baldo, phone 888 767 7548) saying that there is unfavourable information about them on the web. His response was that these are bitter people who did not make the registry!

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  25. Of course he would say that, and is that why I am receiving many hate mails.

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  26. I just got this e-mail forwarded to me from a co-worker telling me to sign him up. I'm more computer savvy then him and found your blog on Google.
    Through the post with the publicly available information, I believe this may be the administrative contact's LinkedIn page, based of a Google search you can find publicly:

    http://www.linkedin.com/pub/4/526/8b6

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  27. Thank you all for your comments. I just received my third one of these emails and decided to google to check it out as I have a business contact who is an ex-Princeton alumni so wasn't entirely sure it was a scam until I checked.
    Cheers

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  28. Just recieved this and thanks to you not going to waste any time on it, thanks for taking the time to post this, regards Jimmy Finn

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  29. I, too, received an "invitation" and am so grateful to have found your posting on it. Happy to put it in the trash bin!

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  30. Thanks so much for your post. I just received this "invitation" as well. Nice job identifying the scam!
    Lisa McLellan, Child Care Expert - Babysitters, Nannies, and Au-pairs

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  31. Just go the email. Thank You for the blog post.

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  32. Anonymous
    I was scammed, they quoted me a price of $8.49 and took $849 + $39.95 to post me their rubbish.

    My credit card fraud investigators are looking into the scam

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  33. Today I has the misfortune to take a phone call from "Lisa" from Princeton Premier. I informed her of my lack of interest even though she pressed I won the "honors" and just needed a few details. I let her know my research to identify this scam and she became defensive and was prepared with rebuttals - like a telemarketing call. When I politely let her know I was hanging up the call, she had to get in one last response. That I was disqualified from the program because of my refusal of personal data. LOL

    Here is BBB notice in Utah for this email: http://utah.bbb.org/wwwroot/SitePage.aspx?site=139&id=e606a563-f412-4a78-803e-4d2be3360ab5&ctl08_gc1_s_rgNewsChangePage=3&art=6040

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  34. I received one of the solicitations, too. I assumed it was a scam and Googled this site. The comments of the contributors here have been very educational. Thanks. I'm sorry to hear that a couple of writers were financially taken.

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  35. "Princeton Global Network Registry"


    Thank You! They just tried to get me but because people like you take the time this bolg came up when I googled. Thanks again but sorry for your loss!

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  36. I RECEIVED ONE TODAY.

    Princeton Premier supports ethical email marketing. To remove yourself from future mailings, please visit here to use our automated removal system, or simply reply to this email with "No Email" in the subject line. You will be removed from our mailing database within seven (7) days. 6363
    Princeton Premier
    23-35A Steinway Street - Astoria, NY 11105 - USA

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  37. I almost fell for this scam, until I did some digging on the Internet and found this blog. Thank you for posting it! I promptly called the company back and asked to speak with Michael Baldo and told him what I discovered online. His explanation was that they were "former members" who became disgruntled with the company. If that isn't the biggest load of hogwash I've ever heard!

    Cheers, Meera! Don't let these fools bully you into shutting down this blog. I would love for the Better Business Bureau to shut this company down.

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  38. I knew that if I did a little googling, I'd find out if it was a scam or not. Thank god, and thank you! :)

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  39. I got one of these today. Thanks for the warning!

    Bhargavi Davar

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  40. Looks like they're still going - mine says I'm in the 2009/2010 edition!! Thanks for the blog - I figured it had to be a scam, after all, I've done nothing overly exciting career wise so far!

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  41. This is a complete fraud. I almost gave them the money last year. Once you make a contact with them, they will hound you many times a day. Do not spend money on these crooks.

    Sunny Boy

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  42. Hey, thanks for posting this blog. It reminds ome of "Who's Who" which really exists just to sell the listees the book itself.

    For the Aussie upthread who said they called you from NY -- next time put them on hold ;)

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  43. Just got one. The "editor in Chief's" name is now John Tyson.

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  44. Now it says that it's coming from: This email was sent to xxx@xxx.edu, by Global Network
    1121C Military Cutoff Rd #151 Wilmington, NC 28405 United States

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  45. The latest version of the email being distributed. Seems they have been reading your blog and adjusting the text to be more authentic. - A


    Dear Professional,

    *** FINAL NOTICE ***

    It is my pleasure to inform you that you are being considered for inclusion into the 2009/2010 Princeton Global Networks "Honors Edition" of the Registry.

    The 2009/2010 edition of the Registry will include biographies of the world's most accomplished individuals. Recognition of this kind is an honor shared by thousands of executive and professional men & women throughout America and the World each year. Inclusion is considered by many as a very high mark of achievement.

    Upon final confirmation, you will be listed among a select few of accomplished individuals in the Princeton Global Network Registry.

    For accuracy and publication deadlines, please complete your application by using the link provided below and submit your information to us before March 13th, 2009.


    http://globalnetworksform.com/

    On behalf of the Managing Director, we wish you continued success.

    Sincerely,

    John Tyson
    Editor in Chief

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  46. Public record says the company is owned by Justin Grella and Joseph Nunziato.

    Someone should let them know that the reputation of their "prestigious" organization is being run into the ground by whoever is operating it.

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  47. yet another variation?

    "Welcome!

    You were recently appointed as a biographical candidate to appear in the 2009/2010 Edition of Princeton Who’s Who of Executives Professionals and Entrepreneurs.

    We are pleased to inform you that your candidacy was approved. Your prompt response is needed to ensure your correct professional information. For accuracy purposes, please be sure to visit your application page to verify your biographical information at:

    http://mywhoswhoapplication99.com/50

    Please complete at your earliest convenience to ensure that your biography is published exactly the way you want it to appear.

    The office of the Managing Director appoints individuals based upon a candidate’s current position, and usually with information obtained from researched executive and professional listings. The Director thinks that you may make an interesting biographical subject, as individual achievement is what Who’s Who is all about.

    Upon final confirmation, you will be listed among thousands of accomplished individuals The Registry. Remember, your listing is complimentary.

    On behalf of the Managing Director, we look forward to your appearance in this year’s edition. Best wishes for continued success.

    Sincerely,

    Jennifer Rivera

    Editor in Chief"

    have a good night!

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  48. Got the "Executives, Professionals and Entrepeneurs" 2009-2010 invite by e-mail today. Reminded me of the "Outstanding Young men of America" solicitation I got by snail-mail more than 30 years ago. That one simply involved paying about $20 to "cover publishing costs" of a giant useless book with very small type that listed all of the unfortunate souls who sent in their $20. This one appears to be more expensive, and since it uses modern technology, far more wide-spread. THANKS to those who take the time to expose this rubbish for what it is!

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  49. Naw, you all are looking at it all wrong. Everybody fill out the app and have them call you. We can eat into their profits even if the phone company is the only one who really wins. We set up a point system where points are scored based on the length of time that we can keep them on the phone with extra points being scored for those people who require them to make overly expensive long distance phone calls.
    Scameaters Unite!
    Ward Tipton

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  50. This came through recently to a colleague (who's left the organisation) so arrived in my mail box as I get the post forwarded to me. One look at the form told me there was enough information there to start Identity Theft, then a quick search on a Well Known Search Engine (WKSE) for GlobalNetworks turned up, as you might expect, a networking provision company, i.e. someone to install a network in your computer system. Further searching in the WKSE turned up this blog.

    I wonder how many have been caught though?

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  51. They just called me.. "Leslie" was her name.. tried to bully me into giving out my credit card info on the phone.. Man, they were so persistent...

    thanks for the posting.

    Jon

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  52. I was checking the email account of a friend who is in jail and found this letter was sent to him! It is almost funny (but sad) that he is considered to be a candidate for this Registry. He is a convicted felon who has never held a job other than selling drugs. However I'm sure if he paid, he would be included in the Registry!!!

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  53. I too was sent this email, however my boss got the email stating that I was being honored and he forwarded the message to me and said do this. I went the site and filled in my contact info. Michael Baldo contacted me a few days later. He told me a lifetime membership was $849 and I told him that I could not afford that much money and he then came back and told me that I could have a year membership for $50.00 and wanted my credit card info so with my boss telling me to do this. I gave them my credit card info. They charged my card $178.95. When I went and seen my boss to get reimbursed, he told me that I should not have had to pay anything. So I immediately called my credit card company and closed my account and had to issue a fraud alert and buy Identity Theft Insurance. I called my credit card company and found out that the Princeton Registry Foundation is a dog grooming outfit out of New York City.

    What a major scam!

    Karen

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  54. Got a fax today for The Princeton Who's Who Registry with an Ontario fax number. Guess they're branching out to Canada. Thanks for the warning, this is going in the trash.

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  55. Well I found one of the "owners" myspace. You can see his wonderful picture. He has his profile set to private...But at least you get to see him. LOL Enjoy.

    http://www.myspace.com/129387405

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  56. He called me yesterday and I answered his questions thinking maybe it was legit. Until the end when he said it was eight forty-nine. I said $849? He said yes. I said no. Funny how they try to make it sound like $8.49. They build you up and make you think they are really interested in you and leave the bombshell for the end. He said for a one year membership it was only $124. I said no again. I should have goggled it first. Thanks for your blog.

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  57. I just received this by fax, and was quite quick to identify it as a a scam. The first thing I noticed was the line that said "... your candidacy was approved" which would make one think they have information about you ... but they ask for all of your details and don't even greet you with your name or your company's name. They even have a mocked up web page (horribly designed) so that if someone searches for "Princeton who's who" they might validate the publication ... but the link don't work. What a piece of work.

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  58. I received the same e-mail and today I received a phone call from a gentlemen identifying himself as "my perosnal contact" at the Princeton World Registry. He asked me a bunch of questions, told me how great I was doing in my career and then came the bomb, he wanted $695 for a 5 year membership or $895 for a lifetime membership. These costs were to cover the "writing of my bio," "the press release" and of course my "member kit" that I would receive. I decided to go online and read a bit about these folks and good thing I did or I would be out a whole lot of money. Thanks for posting this blog.

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  59. They are at work in Ontario, Canada sending out FAXes to Owner/Manager from Jennifer Rivera at 905-248-5158. She's Editor in Chief here, and claims to be Sincere. The FAXed form is totally generic - they have no clue who they're sending it to. Don't waste time running up their phone bill - it's obviously on SKYPE or some other VOIP flat rate service. You can waste their time, though - but only at the expense of your own. Oh for the "Press 7 to deliver an electric shock" feature . . .

    And thanks so much for keeping this up.

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  60. I just received their e-mail today. I'm in Ontario, Canada. Now it's John Tyson, Editor in Chief. What's ironic is they sent it to my work e-mail and I work for Justice Canada in Criminal Law. How stupid are these people??? Wow.

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  61. Another one in Ontario, Canada, to someone working in the government. Thanks for the blog about it.

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  62. I'm living in Finland and received two of these scam mails 22.4 and 23.4, one alleged to be from "Who's who in Finland". BTW thunderbird automatically tagged the mails as scam. Probably because they show covert links.

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  63. i just received this email today and knew better not to click the link. i did a copy + paste in google to see if anything would come up and bang, it's all about it being a scam. thanks for posting this!

    leesa

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  64. Thanks everyone for the warning! I knew it had to be a scam!

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  65. Just received the same scam from "John Tyson" mere minutes ago. So easy to uncover this as a scam. I've reported this scam to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC)& the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

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  66. I got this email today - hehehe! It sounds just like the Marquis Who's Who publications who always email me to say that I should be happy to be honoured with a selection email! I did a search in WorldCat (a collection of library catalogues from around the world) to see if there was a bibliographic entry, and unfortunately there was, but only for the 1970's. The editor this time is John Tyson and it is addressed to 'Dear Professional'. These people are desperate! Chuckle. Luckily I don't have a phone ...

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  67. I just received the same email and I live and work in Cambodia.I was considering having them call my mobile and keeping them on the phone for as long as possible :-) How can this scam still exist? Why hasn't the US shut these guys down already?

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  68. Thanks, I got this to my work email and was wondering if it was legit or not.

    Gmail knew: it put it into junk mail!

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  69. check out what the BBB has to say....

    http://utah.bbb.org/article/6040

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  70. I am trying to find a way to buy this book so I can find out who were actually stupid enough to send money to these people!

    I just got this solicitation and immediately googled it. I didn't know this scam's been around for a while. They did get my name right, even spelled it right. Jerks.

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  71. There's really no surprise that people are so willing to become victims to this type of scam. Their vanity is too important and it needs to be stroked all the time. I usually feel no pity for someone that actually jumps in to something like this without doing just a little research first. I received the email and the first thing I thought was 'SCAM.' When in doubt, google it.

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  72. I'm based in the Phlippines and I got a call today form these guys. I said, no I wont decide on this the phone, I'd rather check the web/blogs/forums first. And he knew right then and there that he wont make a sale and started bad mouthing people who post on blogs :-) Yes, they know they have a bad reputation on the Net. Keep it up people.

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  73. "I was scammed by Princeton Premiere Registry for $878.95 on January 5, 2009. :oops: :cry:"

    - it's mind boggling that people are willing to part with their money based on an email. These scams will continue just as long as there are people willing to fund them.

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  74. Ok well,That Myspace is not an owner nor is it an employee of Princeton. And if it was such a scam why are they still in business?

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  75. This confirmed what I anticipated. Thanks!!!!

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  76. My wife reeceived the nomination report on my e-mail address and I did respond. They should have a lot of fun with my made up name, address, phone number, etc. and especially with the accomplishment--monkeying around. I suppose I should have put something serious there to keep them guessing longer. I did all that before going to Google with"Princeton Global Network Registry" and finding this blog because I smelled the rats even online. Evene if I had told them about our web site with more than 20 million products, I doubt that they would have even paid any attention to it except to ask for more money for a bigger ad.

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  77. Nice Carl, I just did the same thing. I put 'You Suck' for every line, my phone number 123-456-7890, and listed my area of expertise as "Identifying scams".

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  78. You're the top Google result for this scam, congratulations, and thanks for your blog. I deleted the message I received.

    (The word is "Thorough" not "Through" - though it gave me smile)

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  79. Josh,
    Thanks for pointing out the typo. I corrected the same. Had a hearty laugh.

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  80. Thanks for the info guys. These guys do suck. They keep sending me these faxes at least once a month. I never answer them but I did google "Princeton who's who" and your blog came up first. I'll be sure to put these in the recycle bin next time fast. Thanks again

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  81. I've been having fun with these idiots for 2 years now. The "editor's" name keeps changing as do the names of the so-called directories. I've seen Jennifer Rivera, Jennifer Richards and Jennifer Conners (should be Con-Artist)!
    One of my favorite things to do is to fill out the form using the information I have gathered in the past from other scammers, then I fax it using a free online service that keeps my info anonymous. I try to make it look as legit as possible so that they waste their time trying to contact the "other" scammer.
    There are many creative ways you can make their pathetic lives miserable if you want to have some fun with these scammers.

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  82. Hi. I am from Ottawa. I get these things a lot of times and have always ignored them. Until this week.

    I got an invitation to be listed for free in "Who's who in Canada".
    Out of curiousity in an idle half hour, I checked up on the the above.

    There is a legitimate "Who's who in Canada",published by UofT press,from at least early 1900s. Unfortunately for me (sob) my invitation does NOT appear to be from the UT Press.

    A google search on the eminent editor - Ms. Jennifer Conner, found me here. Now I have a second invitation from another Jennifer Rivera, a more senior "Editor in Chief". I wonder why they like women named Jennifer. They have assured me that there is NO COST TO BE INCLUDED.

    Unfortunately I have decided against following up on the invitation. Thanks for the posts. I hope the regular business and organizations such as UT stumble on this and perhaps take action. But given the longevity of the scam it is all likely to be "within the law" as with Lehman Brothers and others.

    Thanks Meera.

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  83. Hi Meera,

    Thanks for your bolg - I had them call me today and say that they had received my "application" to the registry (11/06/09) and they wanted to interview me.... They did and I declined to take up their kind offers $898 for a lifetime membership, $698 for a 5 year membership or finally - a measily $149 for a one year membership. The guy "James" (who stuttered when I asked his name) applyed the pressure like Adolf Hitler at the end of the call. Like you - knowing it was probably a scam - I asked for time to research. He declined. thanks for the blog - nice to see people power at play. James if you read this - go #$%^ yourself.

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  84. Found this on another blog, The Owners!

    http://www.facebook.com/people/Justin-Grella/1475289689

    http://www.facebook.com/people/Joe-Nunziato/798310402

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  85. I received my first solicitatoin from this company today and the comments on this blog confirmed my suspicion that it appears to be a scam. I reported it to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, which handles consumer fraud issues. To file a complaint, go to https://www.ftccomplaintassistant.gov/

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  86. Well now they have evolved and are sending them to fax numbers. I received one to my fax June 9th, 2009 from Jennifer Patterson 609-939-0963. I knew it was a scam and decided to search it, I was right.
    Thanks for posting.

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  87. Thank you, Meera, for posting your comments on this. I just got one of those emails, out of the blue, and I'm thinking, "What the heck?" I don't know who these people are. Well, I'm deleting it right away.

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  88. got a call from a certain "Catherine Alexander" today - called herself "journalist" and the telephone number was +1 718 766 8626.
    Just you know.
    Same story as above.

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  89. Thanks for your efforts fine bloggers. I got this stupid email today and knew just where to shove it thanks to this post.

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  90. Thank you everyone for posting this on the Internet, it saved me from a ton of bothersome phone calls. I got the same junk a few days ago or three separate accounts to the separate domains...

    Princeton Global Networks

    Dear xxxxxx,

    It is my pleasure to inform you that you are being considered for inclusion into the 2009/2010 Princeton Global Networks "Honors Edition" of the Registry.

    The 2009/2010 edition of the Registry will include biographies of the world's most accomplished individuals. Recognition of this kind is an honor shared by thousands of executive and professional men & women throughout America and the World each year. Inclusion is considered by many as a very high mark of achievement.

    Upon final confirmation, you will be listed among a select few of accomplished individuals in the Princeton Global Network Registry. There is NO cost to be included in the Registry as a basic listing.

    For accuracy and publication deadlines, please complete your application by using the link provided below and submit your information to us at the earliest opportunity.

    http://www.premierglobalonlineform.com/index.php


    On behalf of the Managing Director, we wish you continued success.

    Sincerely,

    John Tyson
    Editor in Chief

    This email was sent to xxxxxx@xxxxxx.com, by Premiere Marketing
    23-35A Steinway Street Astoria, NY 11105 United States
    If you do not wish to receive future e-mail from Premiere Marketing, please click here
    ResultsMail Privacy Policy | ResultsMail Permission Policy
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    X-mTrak-cID: 30007cdb-017e-4b74-8619-7015308ab369

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  91. I recieved the email yesterday. Youhave to wonder about an organisation that targets someone with bare passes.

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  92. Well I got this E-mail and found this website. After seeing all of the people that have been scammed I decided to go ahead and fill out their form. I filled it out with the contact information for my local FBI office. I wonder if they will be dumb enough to call and harass the FBI.

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  93. I filled out the form and used the Seattle FBI as the contact.

    Any legitimate social networking organization which actually represented an "Elite", would be supported by advertisers, not trying to part people with credit card numbers. I love the way they use the name "Princeton" and how their "Testimonial isn't even attributed to anyone.

    Pretty hillarious!

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  94. "FINAL INVITATION
    You are still being considered for inclusion into the 2009/2010 Princeton Global Networks "Honors Edition" of the Registry, but time is running out."

    Oh Scary :) Thanks for this blog.

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  95. Ha! knew it was a scam. It's even hit us here in little ol New Zealand.

    Thanks for the heads up :)

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  96. Also received this in the UK. Well done to your blog.

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  97. DO NOT reply to these scammers using the phone number & address of the FBI or local police in your area. The cops do not like that. Instead, do the following:

    First, sign up for a FREE voice & fax answering service at www.k7.net. You get a free Seattle-based phone number where you can receive both voice messages & faxes which are sent to you as email attachments.

    Second, sign up for a FREE Hushmail account and only correspond to scammers using that email. It protects your identity and the IP address shows up as being in Ireland or the UK (if I recall correctly).

    Once you have those set up you are now ready to pretend to be a gullible sucker who will waste much of the scammers time pretending to be interested in their garbage. It's also a lot of fun playing with these scammers and making them very angry.

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  98. The latest fax scam is similar and probably involves the same idiot scammers. Both the 905 & 416 area code numbers are located in the Toronto area. Here's the new info:

    Canadian Who's Who in Business
    From: Judy R. Collins
    Fax to: 416-913-2673

    Now, everyone use http://faxzero.com to send these idiots a nice truck load of anonymous spam right back at them. Use http://www.guerrillamail.com as a free temporary anonymous email service to be able to confirm the fax notices from faxzero. Let's put these scumbags out of business.

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  99. Note to above comment: Don't use guerillamail.com as it does not appear to be working with faxzero. They may have it blocked. Use another free email service like Hushmail.com.

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  100. well here it is the middle of August, and I just received my letter. I was so excited! lol Yeah. I've been teaching high school for two years now. I'm sure I deserve to be recognized for all the great work I've done.
    I immediately figured scam, so searched and found this. The BBB link also helped, as well.
    Some of those suggestions to play with them sound fun! :)
    Thanks, and take care all!

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  101. ok, I'm an idiot, fell for it 100%, guess I was looking for some special self-esteem boost; responded to the e-mail, got the calls, finally answered cuz i wondered who the heck it was, ended up signing up for $278 2 year membership, THEN, looked here; have cancelled my credit card and enrolled in identity theft protection; should have known better; this is a bully telemarketing scam, although they make you feel like your a winner. strange psychological ploy; funny how the mob works these days.

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  102. Well, I just got this today, so it's still going on. Thanks to all of you for posting the truth about these scammers.

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  103. So, I was on the phone to the interviewer for this scam when I googled it and found this site. I told him that I had to hang up and make a phone call and he kept trying to keep me on the phone and when he understood I was determined to hang up he hung up wihtout saying anything.

    I suspect I will be hearing back from him as he has my phone number.

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  104. Plant City P.I. sez...

    These people need some help in writing their poorly written scam. Too many red flags in their fax message. Perhaps the folks at the U.S. Federal Trade Commission or the Florida Department of Law Enforcement(FDLE)can give them some help. We shall see.

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  105. I would like to ask people who post on this blog to include the fax number for the scammer in their post. That way we can have some fun with them and hopefully waste their time with a bunch of return junk faxes.

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  106. I just recieved a fax with the same letter head and content. I wish we could get a phone number for these people and give them a piece of our minds!!!

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  107. GotFreeFax.com is another website that allows user to send free fax online to the US and Canada. User can either upload a PDF/Word file or enter text to fax. Plus, it does not add Ads to user's fax and is suitable for faxing formal documents.

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  108. Just received their fax requesting information from my company. I faxed them in return to 609-613-5917 with a notice from the Michigan Attorney General's Office advising that it is illegal in the state of Michigan to send faxes without consent of the receiver, MCL 445.1772(1). MCL 445.1776 allows a civil suit to recover actual damages or $500, whichever is greater, plus reasonable attorney fees. The notice also advises that the receiver will notify the Attorney General's office, which has enforcement authority. :)

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  109. Recent numerous attempts at fax spam from 416-847-1151. I can't say who it was because our fax defenses are up and we did not let it go through.

    And if I could say to these morons who think fax spam advertising is a good way of promoting your business or service... YOU ARE IDIOTS, MORONS AND SO FAR BEHIND THE ADVERTISING CURVE THAT YOUR BUSINESS DESERVES TO FAIL!!!

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  110. I sent a fax in 3 weeks ago knowing it was a scam. I was going to ask why all of the contact details were blank if they had selected little ol me. Didn't make sense. Instead, when they do phone I just let it ring to voice mail. Everyday without fail now for the last 3 weeks they have called and said we're almost ready to go to press....blah blah blah. Very persistant.

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  111. An American sounding guy just called me after I responded to their invitation by way of email and I am so glad that I smelt something sus. Googled their organisation and saw this blog. Bless you!

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  112. We've also had many attempted fax spams from 416-847-1151 but none have gotten through because our fax defenses are also up. I totally agree that any company who uses this method of "advertising" deserves to FAIL, FAIL, FAIL!! Only complete and utter MORONS think this is a viable method of promoting their crap.. and ALL of the stuff on fax spams IS CRAP!

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  113. I had a call from these people last week. David Lynch is my 'account manager' on 001 888 767 7548. I managed to keep him for 15 minutes on the phone on an international call (to the UK) while he told me how wonderful I was in every respect in my career, and then closed with the $849 for life, $649 for 5 years or $149 for a trial year and how would I like to pay? When I said I was not interested in paying until they had sent me more information, he could not have got off the phone quicker. Good to hear my suspicions were correctly aroused!

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  114. Great post by the person from the UK who kept these wankers on the phone for 15 minutes. A Google search of the phone number reveals this website: www.princetonpremier.com

    However, their "contact us" page is nothing more than a form to fill out. There is NO information about where they are or a phone number to call. These idiots are SCAMMERS SCAMMERS SCAMMERS!!

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  115. I live in Toronto and almost considered this further after receiving a very believable call. Thanks everyone for all your comments.

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  116. I had originally responded to this email. I received a call from a Richard Kiel, with all the praise, etc., and the money pitch at the end, ($849 for a lifetime membership and $649 for a 5-year membership). He even wanted to stay on the phone while I answered my cell phone. I finally told him, again, that I'd call him back with the card number. I took that time to google, and found this site. When I called back, (1-888-767-7548), a woman answered and said that he wasn't available, but I could leave the information for him. When I told her that I knew this was a scam, she became belligerent. Thanks for these postings.

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  117. Just rec'd the phony fax. Read it and laughed. I have owned my own bus. for 30 yrs. but it certainly has never done anything outstanding.
    It was signed by Judy R. Collins-Profile Coordinator. Fax 609-613-5917. Some folks are just afraid of honest hard work so they sink to these tactics.

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  118. Beware a spam fax going around Alberta, Canada from "Sales Partners Alberta". They are holding a one day sales workshop and there is literally NO VALID CONTACT INFO for these morons except for a website (www.incomeexplosion1day.eventbrite.com)where you can certainly buy tickets for these events online (yeah, right). Now why would a company who specializes in sales training have NO ADDRESS, PHONE OR FAX NUMBERS on THEIR sales spam fax?? Don't be a sucker with these idiots.

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  119. I just got the "Interview" call today from them. I should have looked them up first before filling out that form. The person on the other phone was just a kid who obviously had been trainied with scripted responses to ojections. Pushed me for a credit card number, that is when I called it a day.

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  120. In a complete twist of irony, we actually got a spam fax from a SPAM FAX COMPANY based in Toronto Canada.

    Their one page fax gave pricing and other info about how many fax numbers they have in the various major Canadian cities, and how cheap and effective (yeah, right) it is to advertise by fax spam. They didn't mention how much they piss off people who get their junk.

    Here's their info:
    Fax Target Communications
    Location: Toronto Canada
    Ph: 416-658-8-2828
    Fax: 416-658-3187
    Website: faxtarget.net

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  121. Well geez... I thought I was safe because it was a fax. I am so glad I checked online because I already had the fax form filled out and ready to send. You can't trust anyone anymore. What a shame.

    THANK YOU for your post!!!!

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  122. Thank goodness for your site! Just got off the phone with Allen Harper with Princeton Global who congratulated me on my accomplishments. Luckily, I was reading your blog while he continued to put the pressure on me for payment into this esteem group of people! I hung up feeling a bit uneasy, but glad that I didn't fall for it!

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  123. Happy New Year Meera,

    Your blog continues to be a great source where people can easily identify the scammers who call, fax, or email their idiotic junk.

    All the best!

    Angus McHugepenis (one of the names I use when dealing with Nigerian 419 scammers).

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  124. Happy New Year 2010 to you and everyone who visits this blog.

    I had no idea that this one blog entry has helped so many people from getting scammed. I am glad I posted the same, even though I was scared at the beginning.

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  125. The only thing you have to fear is fear itself.

    Guardian Angels are watching over you Meera. You have helped many people. You have nothing to be scared about. Keep up your excellent work.

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  126. I foolishly responded to the email and rec'd a call from Alan Harper, who asked me a zillion questions -- and, more foolishly, I gave him a detailed acct of my professional life. When he congratulated me immediately and said I'd been "selected," I knew my suspicions were true. I waited for the $$ part and, of course, it came. I did tell him that I thought his "company" was unethical and such. Nonetheless, I should have checked out the source BEFORE I responded to the initial email. Thanks for your blog -- it confirmed what I learned on my own, but if I'd been a bit more careful, I would have read the blog BEFORE wasting my precious time.

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  127. Thanks so much. Appreciate your comments very much.

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  128. I also received the email and foolishly responded and then started receiving phone call after call after call until my wife handed me the phone and said please talk to this guy so he will stop calling. He said that he was Allen Harper, Accounting Director and that I was under consideration for this prestigious honor to be named a who's who by Prineton Global Networks. he then asked about my accomplishments and said that it would go in a Bio that I would get a chance to proof along with a congratuations letter alnog with a company seal, a press release, a username and password to network with other prestigious members and a CDROM all for the lovely price of $498 for 5 years or $678 for lifetime membership. What a croc! I am glad you have your blog to explain all of this. Crimeiny!!!

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  129. I received a telephone call today from Michael Baldo from New York offering me an edited update into the Heritage Registry of Who's Who. I didn't fall for any of his offers to have a Platinum membership or one year limited membership. However, after I hung up on his call, I did google his name and found this blog - so pleased to know my instincts were right regarding this call as a 'scam' - thanks for keeping this blog alive and curent

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  130. Not only do they email, I have started receiving Faxes from these dirtbags...........

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  131. Yep, got the same today...RUN, RUN FORREST RUN!

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  132. We're being faxed in Canada for a similar thing "Who's Who in Canada" from Jennifer Crowley Fax: 416-913-2673.

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  133. Had I read your blog before I gave information on line - including my card detail, I would have been £444 richer right now. Yes, I have been cleaned out by the scumbag who told me it would only cost me 14 U.S.Dollars!
    I read your blog, tried to stop them getting any money from my account, but it was too late. They did not waste any time in withdrawing money because thats what they about - Stealing. I've learnt my lesson.

    EB - London

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  134. EB,
    I am so sorry go read that they stole from your account. Disgusting people they are stealing money from innocent people.

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  135. Dear Meera,

    Just to thank you. I almost fell for it myself. A David Kiel with a heavy American accent rang this morning and told me I had to pay a one off payment of $6.49 clearly intending to mislead when the actual cost was $649. plus shipping cost. Thankfully I had the good sense not to provide my credit card details and decided to google and found your blog. Bravo to you for saving so many potential innocent victims. I'm in Melbourne Australia

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  136. Does anyone have any information on them? i just sent them an email with so many swear words in it I think they'll just delete it, But i'd so love for them to live in melbourne, and be findable.....

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  137. I have just got off the phone to a Guy named Jason Franklin who made me feel 10 feet tall and bullit proof... I really felt like I had won the business man of the world award... UNTIL he asked me for $ 849.00 for Gold and $ 949.00 for Platinum... AND I needed to give him CC details there and then to make the next editorial run... I told him I would call him back because I smelt a rat...and they originally said it was free... Camre to this blog and very happy I did... I really do hate people who deceive people for monitary gain... They will hopefully get what they deserve.

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  138. 7 April 2010. Len
    Well they are trying their luck in South Africa.
    An individual named "Michael Ford" tel No 18887677548 X111 offered to be my personal Account Representative. He also phoned from a number registered as +187668626. What I enjoyed was that I had him phone me back about 5 times , whereby I always had an excuse (made each call lengthy). I quite enjoyed hearing his enthusiam of a possible sale , I just hope I cost him a lot of phone time. I asked him a lot of questions about his web page and the lack of details and wanted to know where I would find his name. He was getting irritible....Eventually I referred him to the Scam section on Google and it was quite interesting that he just rang off. Surprise Surprise!!!!!

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  139. Has anyone successfully gotten their money back after being scammed?! I hear 6.95 they took 695! Bank says I haven't provided enough written proof so I am stuck right now!

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  140. To anonymous above: Maybe you should tell your bank to visit this website for proof that these scammers exist. You should also have their fraud division investigate their business (Princeton website is listed in one of the posts way above) to find out just how a bunch of scammers are able to bill credit cards using fraudulent means. Failing that, just do what many Americans are doing these days and tell the bank to shove it and walk away. Just a thought.

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  141. Unfortunately I too was scammed out of over $400, and am currently asking my cc holder to dispute it all, but unfortunately I agreed to the original charge of $149 (US) for the 1 year membership, but they actually took almost $200... and then they took an additional amount over $200 from my cc 2 months later, and that is what I am able to dispute... I sure hope I am able to get at least half of my money back and now will never agree to giving my cc number to anyone over the phone for anything ever again! I should have known better before, but this has been an expensive lesson I will never forget, and I hope no-one else gets scammed!

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  142. Thanks so much I received a fax and looked the fax number up on google and found you. I almost filled out the paperwork but didn't. Whoohoo

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  143. i was curious about this and went to the website, entering my office phone. A man called just now, calling himself "Richard Wellignton", speaking with an extremely drowsy voice. Eloquent presentation of the arrangement, praise to my potential capacity blah blah just sign up for the introductory or lifetime membership $249 or $149. At that point, I knew for sure it's a scam and said I needed to look into the details. Exactly then, Mr Wellington hung up abruptly..... I had a good laugh. Then found this blog. Hopefully, these people won't trick anyone into actually paying them money. /PerMagnus

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  144. Hey im one of the workers there and you guys are slow! How are we a scam we dont lie or anything like that. Everything we say is true you pay for the membership and you receive what we tell you so how are we a scam? if you guys ever went to college look up the work scam. Scam is S: (v) victimize, swindle, rook, goldbrick, nobble, diddle, bunco, defraud, scam, mulct, gyp, gip, hornswoggle, short-change, con (deprive of by deceit) "He swindled me out of my inheritance"; "She defrauded the customers who trusted her"; "the cashier gypped me when he gave me too little change". So how do we take your money and receive nothing? You guys are idiots i think the better term is that we annoy you with email inquires, but what we say is 100% we are watched by fcc so any other payment other than the one time we offer that's a scam dumbassss you guys just have nothing better else to write. Write about how they took your money and you receieved nothing or that they made more purchases in your credit card after the one time payment all you guys bitch about is how they send you emails and annoy you. Other than that you guys are dumbasses and retard seriously dont use a word and dont know what the meaning of the word .

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  145. It's a scam when all the sales reps use FAKE names like "Richard Wellington" or "Michael Ford"

    And it isn't an HONOR if you're asking for money from people...

    And when your product/service has minimal value that doesn't reflect the cost then yes you are SCAMMING people.

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  146. It’s a scam because you ask for 8, 79 and after you debit 8 hundred 79 dollars

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  147. Your blog helped me. Very useful, thanks.

    Jesse, Los Angeles

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  148. Hi,
    There seems to be a lot of negative press about these guys. But the fact of the matter is that it is a real publication, and when you sign up with them, you really to meet groups of people on their social networking site. Its been a great place to make new business alliances, or new customers, at least for me, I develop software and found some great clients. My two cents.

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  149. Really people, not one person has anything good to say about this. If you are not interested in rubbing elbows with people who can afford the money to be part of an "elite" network, or a book publication like this, then you really have no value for this. It really depends on who you are. If you can benefit from meeting people who have resources, then have to pay to get into the 'club'. That is what this really is.

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  150. Thank you all for this insight. I was close to being drawn into this as well. It would be a real shame if someone were bright enough to take down their site....hmmmm

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  151. well, a certain richard wellington just called and about to give him my details when i asked him about his website saying princetonglobalnetworks and as i browse it at the same time his on the phone i luckily read bout the scam..immediately i told him i will think it over and he got irritated after those interviews and talking..hahaha.. really thanks... hope some people will also see these blog.. cheers!!!

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  152. You might want to take a look at their posch location in NYC.

    http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=es&geocode=&q=23-35A+Steinway+Street+Astoria,+NY&sll=43.281028,-96.730216&sspn=38.282267,93.076172&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=23-35+Steinway+St,+Queens,+New+York+11105&ll=40.770174,-73.908978&spn=0.00975,0.022724&t=h&z=16&layer=c&cbll=40.769972,-73.909077&panoid=aTjSp5b1R-cyP6vaB0gNpg&cbp=12,199.71,,0,13.47

    Smacks of success! They are now moving on to LinkedIn as well.

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  153. Looks like Dick Wellington has been tele-scamming for years. I bet its not even a real company. Its probably one asshole making phone calls from his mom's house.

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  154. Hi, just found this post, and it is very useful... They have reached France, actually...
    I just have talked to "Joseph Greene" over the phone, and he wanted also to sell me a "lifetime membership" for 899, as far as I could understand. Same approach, same phone numbers...
    I have not given my credit card information over the phone, and I shall not give it anyhow...
    thanks for the comments.
    YML

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  155. They trained me to work there but I left after figuring out its just another whos who scam........

    Dick Wellington is an old black drunk bum.

    The owner is a disgusting half pig half toad obese sleezeball named Joe who owns a health food restaurant, go figure. He tries to sleep with all the girl workers.

    The whole thing is a scam. Bunch of uneducated high school dropouts reading a script to marks (suckers). They actually train you to read answers back to the marks off of a board!

    First they spam you, then they scam you.

    The employees there are scumbags. They all use fake names. They have a sales board so they compete with each other to see who scams more people. They lie to make sales, they dont care how they do it, they just want the #####'s.

    They even have workers read these blogs and try to clean up the company image. All day people were complaining on the phone and hanging up on the salespeople.

    Keep up the good work everyone~!

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  156. Thanks for your post and welcome to check: here.

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  157. Well I feel like a twit, but I have to admit, it didn't feel right.. should have gone with my gut feeling. I couldn't afford the "Life Time", so I got the One year price. They did send me a certificate, and copy of the Press Release. I haven't seen any quality hard cover book... which was "extra" and they wanted to know how many copies I wanted for my family and friends!
    I finally stopped when they wanted even more money for a full colour Magazine feature, which I really couldn't see doing me any good at all. Thats when they called me cheap.. and I started digging! Argg.. Now I find this site!
    They really do keep coming back to try and get more out of you. Only reason I fell for this at all, is my Boss's copy of Who's Who with his name in it, and wall plaque.. I really thought this was the same thing.
    Obviously not..

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  158. Keep this warning going. I just got burnt and they tried to ding my VISA account for an extra $350US without my authorization. They got nervous when I told them I was going to report them to VISA. They really tried to strongarm me into paying the money for something I didn't order but was supposed to be free! Unfortunately I didn't check the website initially and I lost money initially. Fortunately, not too much.


    They told me it was Whos Who as well. It wasn't until I got their material that I realize I had been duped. They tried to sting me for the book and charged by card for it anyway - that's when I caught them.

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  159. Guys really I'm unable to explain how low life people hunting for their survive targeting innocent people, calling with fake company with the phone no 001-7187668626 (USA) offering honourable membership for Princeton global network http://princetonglobalpages.com/ without online registration. A person name Temp davis was insisting me to take membership on phone asking my credit card details which I refused to give credit card details on phone and I asked him to give details to do online registration but he fail to do make excuses that they are private & don't do online registration. Guess he was not trained enough to face me ;p
    Of course I want everyone not to accept credit transaction on phone with unknown calls as well as on mails unless its authorised to do.

    Guys I just want to let you people know that not to save your resume on job site if your really looking for job. As it happened in my case as he got all my resume info & pretending himself as he is genuine but not.:D

    Thanks for this site
    Cheers
    VKC

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  160. Guys really I'm unable to explain how low life people hunting for their survive targeting innocent people, calling with fake company with the phone no 001-7187668626(USA) offering honourable membership for Princeton global network http://princetonglobalpages.com/ without online registration. A person name Temp davis was insisting me to take membership on phone asking my credit card details which I refused to give credit card details on phone and I asked him to give details to do online registration but he fail to do make excuses that they are private & don't do online registration. Guess he was not trained enough to face me ;p
    Of course I want everyone not to accept credit transaction on phone with unknown calls as well as on mails unless its authorised to do.

    Guys I just want to let you people know that not to save your resume on job site if your really looking for job. As it happened in my case as he got all my resume info & pretending himself as he is genuine but not.:D

    Thanks for this site
    Cheers
    VKC

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  161. Just got my call too. Nearly the same offers that others have mentioned but this woman was also trying to include a wall plaque if I chose the 2 year $249 membership! Smelled like a rat from the start! She gave up quickly after the final NO!

    Keep this blog going!!

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  162. CEO's are:

    Joseph Nunziato

    Justin Grella


    =)

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  163. I got scammed :(. They said they'd only charge $6 something and charged over $600. Thank goodness for wellsfargo. They are getting me my money back.

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  164. I just cried for a couple of hours because they deceived me to believe I was paying $6, but charged me $600 and some. I wonder what their parents would think or how they began making such hurtful choices.

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  165. I was SO scammed - they prey on you when you are feeling at your lowest and most vulnerable professionally. I'm a very intelligent Canadian woman with 2 master's degrees and I fell for these scam artists. They keep charging my Visa, harassing me with calls (which I never answer), and I traced their call to a landline in the Bronx with loads of complaints. Watch for the #L 718-766-8626. AVOID PRINCWETON GLOBAL AT ALL COSTS - THEY JUST WANT TO STEAL THEIR MONEY BECAUSE THE US ECONOMY IS DOING SO POORLY AND THEY WANT TO RIP GOOD PEOPLE OFF. Thanks for having this blog!!!

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  166. I have a friend who is also having trouble with Princeton withdrawing money from her bank account and she never has received the book with her biography. She plans to file complaints with the Federal Trade Commission and the Kansas Attorney General. Stay away from these thieves.

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  167. They have ripped me off for #305.98 on Jan 13 with an unauthorized Visa charge for the supposedly delayed network resource membership I was promised in Sept 2010 or $180 (never received anything). Now I'm fighting with Visa to get my money back. Joseph Nunziato, "president liar" who typed a paragraph with a weak dispute not even on a letterhead, has convinced Visa he's legit. I'm goin gto call our local TV channel's troubleshooter who chases after people who rip consumers off.

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  168. Has anyone else had trouble with Princeton having collection agencies harass you for stopping credit card payments? Especially a shyster law firm called Kramer and Frank?

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  169. these guys ripped me off this week all the money I had in the bank. I am a small charity in Australia and a sole parent . This is the last email I received and sent :David
    FYI, I have contacted all local newspaper. I have begun legal dealings and I have submitted a complaint to International commission of consumer affairs. I have submitted all our correspondence and dealings to yr local police station. This is a necessary consequence of yr incredibly appalling business relations and ethics. I will not be contacting further on this matter.
    Megan
    ----- Original Message -----
    From: David Richards
    To: 'Megan'
    Sent: Friday, May 13, 2011 11:11 PM
    Subject: RE:


    Like I said before Megan, please feel free to add to any blog that you would like. Those blogs do not hold any credibility as they are not our members, nor have they ever been. Also, is it really our responsibility to make sure our clients have enough money to pay for the membership? I seriously doubt that. I think you are being irrational, unprofessional and a bit ridiculous in putting the blame on us. We will not be refunding any of your purchase since you do not want to comply with our offers and attempts to resolve this situation. Instead, we will wait to be contacted by your bank, the Australian International Legal Association, and any other organization you would like to contact. We will simply do our due diligence in proving that this was a tremendous mistake on your part, not ours. We have the evidence to prove that. Thank you for your time and have a wonderful day
    Respectfully,
    David Richards

    Princeton Global Network

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  170. Hello!!

    This was a great post and very helpful as well.

    Thanks
    Rishikeshyoga

    yoga

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  171. They are a total scam. I worked there for a couple of weeks and was amazed how they stay in business. There is no networking or prestige involved in this website. You pay and if your lucky they send you a piece of paper. Oh and the book that they say you will receive cost you an extra 100-500 dollars depending on how much they can get out of you. There is no such thing as a lifetime membership. If you pay for a one year its the same as the lifetime except it cost you alot less. NO one who works there uses their real name because they know that it is a scam. If you fall for their scam don't call them asking for you money back, it will fall on deaf ears. The guy who handles the call is trained in the art of manipulation and will try to make it seem as though it was your fault. Call you credit card company and ask for you money back. And if you lose the dispute, put in a second or third or even fourth you will eventually win.They get at least 15-20 cancellations a day but they end up losing most of them because there is no signed authorization to complete the purchase.

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  172. I was an unfortunate victim of the scam. After agreeing (without doing proper background check) they called to ask if I wanted
    1. a book
    2. more books.
    3. an engraved plaque.
    I said no over the phone, but that did not stop them from charging my account and sending the product. I had to cancel my credit card to stop future payment.
    Yes, the guy who handles the call is trained in the art of manipulation. I have recovered most of my money through an error resolution with the credit card company.

    STAY AWAY!

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  173. I let them go through their entire sales pitch, gave them the info they asked for, but never gave them a credit card number. In fact when they asked for it I said I only work with checks. They repeated that they could only work with credit cards. I repeated that I only work with checks, and that if they wanted to include my name in their book the cost would be exactly what they said, $789. I expected a check in the mail. It kept them on the phone for another ten minutes, trying to convince me that I was mistaken, that I had to pay THEM, not the other way around. I kept stating that they owe me the money or they couldn't use my name. My name, after all, would bring them prestige they wouldn't have without it, and I charge for that. I was polite but firm. Finally the sales person called over a supervisor who told me loudly to go f--- myself and hung up.

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  174. I'm a sucker that fell for it. I hate myself now because I see how big of a scam it is! They harass me and call me every day on my cell phone! I've had to have 3 different phone numbers that they keep calling me with blocked by Verizon so I don't have to deal with them. When I told them that I no longer want their service that I think it is a rip off and want nothing to do with it the "customer service rep" cursed me out calling me a b*tch and proceed to get into a screaming match with me over the phone. The next day I had all their numbers blocked. DO NOT FALL FOR THIS!

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  175. I wish there was a main database for all scammers like this one. I looked up the address of the company from their website while on the phone with the guy and it came back with a mortgages and real estate company in downtown NYC. This is NOT an legit company. Please do not throw your money away to this guy.

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  176. Absolute scam. Fell for this for $149 yesterday. Uncovered the scam. Tried to cancel and got some blowhard telling me that they are a 24 hour global company and the work was already being done and they just don't deal with cancellations. Told him I would be disputing the charges and he got huffy and hung up. These guys are a joke.

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  177. These people are such idiots... They called my in my office this morning and asked me what my highest level of education was. I asked why he wanted to know; he told me he was completing the information I had sent to them via e-mail last October. I told him I could not find any record of sending them any e-mail and asked him again just why he wanted to about my education. In return, I got a very quick 'f*ck off' and then he hung up. Nice.

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  178. Just hung up with these guys 5 min ago. Actually I should say they hung up on me. Was feeling a scam. Same story: we got your mail for candidature on Jan 5, and we need to complete your profile. When I asked about that email and further details, the person already hung up... Incredible but unfortunately true. Thanks for this blog!

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  179. Just hung up with these guys 5 min ago. I was thinking something wasn't right so I googled Princeton Global networks and found this blog. Thanks for this blog! You help to save me money and what sounds like a huge hassle.

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  180. Yeh, thanks for this blog, while I ended the call laughing, just thought I would check I hadn't turned down the offer of a life time! So sorry for those who have been caught!

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  181. Just received an email from an Ashley Siddons congratulating me for for being considered for inclusion in the "Top 100 Leaders of 2012 Magazine" I have never heard of it and can't find any reference to it in a bit of searching, so I searched their address and discovered this Blog posting. It looks like these crooks are branching out into the "publishing" business as well. I could be wrong but it seems fishy and the possible association with Princeton group should make anyone suspicious.

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  182. Anon, UK...
    Like others who have contributed to this blog, I was deceived into paying with the point moved two places to the right. When my next month's bank account came through and saw the cheat, it was only then I knew it was fraud - but three weeks had passed. Next week I received a wall plaque and certificate - ghastly cheap stuff you would never display on any wall! And the next month they took another large sum of money. Going immediately to my bank, the manager contacted the Fraud Department and got the transaction cancelled. The following week I took a smarmy-sounding guy's phone call asking why the 'agreed payment' had been stopped. When I said that they were clearly involved in fraudulently dealing his snarling revealed what a total jerk he was - and when I mentioned this blog he slammed the phone down saying that I would live to regret my attitude... Since then I have experienced three times my entire e-mail address system being taken over and every address received - purporting to be from me - suspicious and embarrasing e-mail links as though from me. I have no proof of course, but I have a sense that they are doing this as a kind of 'pay-back'. Very curiously the other day - in fact the morning of my birthday (which any one reading 'Who's Who' would know the date) - my computer crashed; it would not turn on; yet the day before it was working perfectly. Am I becoming neurotic tieing it in with these guys again? Yours, sadder, but wiser (maybe?)

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  183. I got the Same email. Well like 5 of them! Didn't think much of it...then today I received a call from them at work. He babbled on and on asking about my job duties and such and my career plans. I answered. Then came "I'm glad to announce you are selected to me included! Yadda yadda.." which I found strange that someone of my career status would be on the same level as CEOs and such. He then spouted the $849 cost! But he would give me online access for $29.99 just to help me out because this woul be a great thing for me. I told him I would need to research his company before paying anything. He gave me their web address (like I'm not going to search elsewhere). And this blog came up. Silly man thought I would fall for paying money to a
    Stranger over the phone! I have to say though...he was good about making me feel like I'm the most awesome employee alive. Thanks for posting this!

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  184. Just had the call this afternoon, as ever they make you feel ten feet tall, then ask for $849.....he came down to $199 for one year, I just stated, had to talk to the wife etc etc ..... I will see how many further calls I get from them called himself Al Miller today.

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    1. i advice you report all these guys. I use to work here and trust me its a scam

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  185. Thank you very much for this blog! You help me saving money and time. Very grateful.

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  186. As a previous Princeton Global Employee. I advice no one to buy this! They are not a real who's who company and they do charges on your credit card without authorization. If you have any questions please reply back and i am happy to help.

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    1. I just spoke with some guy in New York, he said he can refund me but it will take 10 days.. Can we get them in trouble for this?

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  187. I also just got a call from these guys by a guy named ed nelson wanting $850 for a platinum lifetime membership, something didn't feel right about it and told him I was going to research it and he said he gets 10,000 requests a week if I did not pay him right then and there "I was going to loose big" so I decided to google what it sounded as a scam and here I am. Thank you for your blogs, it's saving me a lot of money!

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  188. Dear Meera,
    if only I'd Googled this before I got hooked by these rats. I have narcolepsy. When I get a call when I am napping, I am vulnerable. I got a call from a woman representing Princeton Global "Whos Who". I hung up on her right away. Then she called me again, and informed me of all my accomplishments, and how lucky I was to be "selected" to be on their Who's Who. I asked her if any money was involved, and she said $278.95. I said "No way!" So she kept lowering the price until it was $78.95, and she promised me all the wonderful things that they would do for me.
    When I got my credit card statement, the amount charged on my card was $278.95, NOT $78.95, so now I'm stuck with trying to hold these rats accountable for the overcharge.
    Once I was awake---ordinarily I'm not such a sucker---I realized that people who are entitled to recognition don't pay for it. A legitimate Who's Who would just list you, and maybe notify you that you've been listed.

    Thanks for a warning I could have had!

    Bill

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